Now that Spring is in full bloom, I thought I’d post photos of Ithaca’s spring!
I expected flowers to grow on thin, expanding branches of trees, but I was surprised to see flowers growing directly on the tree. It was so charming to see this because it looks like the tree is offering a small bouquet!
I am used to seeing roses growing in the spring and summer, and was surprised to see tulips! They are so beautiful. I’ve seen yellow, orange, red, and purple. I am amazed at their diversity and ability to re-grow after the long winter. They really are a resilient and stable species.
The cute American Robins have also returned to Ithaca and chirp wonderful tunes throughout the day. The Cornell Lab of Orinthology is also providing a livestream of a Red Tail hawk that has set up her nest on top of a library. In April, there were 3 eggs, they hatched in early May and now everyone can watch the daily activities of the three baby hawks.
This is the link to the livestream: http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/16/Red-tailed_Hawks/